Meaghan Kausman, Instagram


Model Meaghan Kausman is putting swimwear company Fella Swim on blast after they recently Photoshopped a pic of her to make her appear thinner.

The 23-year-old Aussie took to Instagram earlier this month to post a side-by-side-comparison of the original underwater modeling shot and the Photoshopped version.

"Making art is my passion. Creating beautiful photos and meeting inspiring people has really given me a new lease on life," Kausman wrote in a lengthy post. "I recently did a photoshoot wearing Fella Swim, with an extremely passionate and talented underwater photographer, Pip, @seagypsea_photography Her photos are magical; they capture women in water and celebrate their beauty. This morning I was extremely shocked to see that Fella Swim had uploaded a photoshopped version of Pip's original photo to their Instagram page. They had drastically altered my body, thinning out my stomach and thighs in an attempt to box me in to the cultural ideal of beauty. Above is their version, below is the real version. My body is a size 8, not a size 4. That's my body!"

"I refuse to stand by and allow ANY company or person to perpetuate the belief that 'thinner is better,'" she added. "All women are beautiful, and we come in different shapes and sizes! This industry is crazy!!!! It is NOT OKAY to alter a woman's body to make it look thinner. EVER!"

Kausman followed up on the Photoshopping scandal the other day, writing, "Thank you everyone for your support on the photoshopping issue! I am very excited to tell you that myself, Pip @seagypsea_photography and my dad, who is the director of The Butterfly Foundation will be on the Today show on channel 9 tomorrow morning at 9am. Make sure you tune in!"

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